ACES // Artists of Color Expo & Symposium is a BIPOC-led, community-curated program featuring art exhibitslive performancespresentationsworkshopsfilm screeningsartist talksartist opportunity tables and art marketWe are coming together with intentionality to value our work and see one another as resources, while focusing on the challenges and solutions we face as artists of color in the Pacific Northwest.

ACES 2023 is a hybrid event, presented online and in person. 

May 20 + 21, 2023

12 pm - 7 pm


ACES is FREE to attend, with a suggested donation of $10.

ASL interpreters are available on-site and via Zoom.

Free childcare is provided on-site.

ACES is presented by Shunpike, in collaboration with 4Culture, Artist Trust, Arts Corps, ArtsWA, CD Forum, Golden Bricks Events, Ground Zero Radio, Langston Seattle, Northwest Film Forum, Pratt Fine Arts Center, Refuge Outdoor Festival, Seattle Office of Arts & Culture, Seattle Restored, Black Rock Spirits, Spokane Arts, The Vera Project, and Totem Star.
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Rosie Saldana

Tieton Arts & Humanities
Artistic Director
Tieton, WA
Rosie Alexis Saldana is an artist and non-profit leader in Yakima Washington. She graduated with her Bachelor’s in visual arts from Heritage University in 2017 and recently obtained her master's degree in museum studies through Johns Hopkins Universuty. Rosie is fourth generation Chicana and is consistently inspired by her family and heritage.  Art is Rosie's outlet and a way for her to embrace and celebrate her culture. Majority of her paintings have a strong female presence and reflect her cultural background. Rosie's work tends to put a modern twist on the art we have seen in textbooks by challenging traditional norms, ideas, and figures. Her goal is to reclaim space and a voice for cultures and people who are not often depicted/appreciated/respected in our society. Her work has been featured in galleries and museums around WA state and she has juried for multiple exhibitions.
Rosie is the Artistic Director for nonprofit organization Tieton Arts and Humanities (TA&H). She works closely with artists from around the state and internationally. She is also responsible for TA&H annual Dia de Los Muertos community celebration. TA&H puts on one of the biggest Dia de Los Muertos celebrations in Washington State and the celebration includes various performances, art installations, art activities, and highlights local Latino owned small businesses in a large Mercado.
Rosie is passionate about the small art community currently evolving in Yakima County and hopes to help bring forth a stronger presence of BIPOC & LGBTQ+ artists in the current gallery/art scene. She also hopes to help others create more spaces/opportunities specifically for the celebration and appreciation for artists of color.
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